We have a unique opportunity to protect a small piece of land in Kalkaska (shown on this map as the Trail Connector Parcel) that would be used to create a permanent recreational corridor linking the Village of Kalkaska to the Pere Marquette State Forest. The current owners have graciously allowed the Iceman Cometh race course to cross this property.
This property is now for sale, which could mean no access in the future. Some landowners are not interested in sharing their property for races or any other use. Another possibility is that the land could be developed and the current trails destroyed, which would drastically alter the Iceman course. Future development of this land could significantly impact the gateway to miles of existing trails and potential new trails for all types of recreational enthusiasts.
How You Can Help
The GTRLC need to raise $25,000 by November 5, 2010 to save this property. The MMBA is helping the GTRLC by matching up to $1,500 in donations made through this website. Your generous donation will help protect this beautiful connector, preserving it for public use as state land for all to enjoy.
For more information:
- Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
- ‘Vital link': State pursues land purchase; local cyclists among those to benefit — The Leader and the Kalkaskian